MMA IN THE MEDIA

Media control of tech giants scrutinised

10-05-2018

Grocott’s Mail Online, May 10 2018 Head of Policy Programme at Media Monitoring Africa, Thandi Smith believes digital literacy projects are needed for audiences to spot “dodgy” or “fake” news. …

Shamba the lion and the Malema effect

04-05-2018

News 24, 4 May 2018, Alet Janse van Rensburg “The EFF does get a disproportionate amount of media coverage compared to its share of the vote,” says William Bird from …

Media freedom in the Age of Falsehoods

03-05-2018

Daily Maverick, Rebecca Redelmeier, 3 May 2018 Today, it’s not only physical threats that put press freedom at risk. Threats to media freedom are provoked by a challenging global economy …

How free is South Africa really?

26-04-2018

Daily Maverick, Rebecca Davis, 26 April 2018 Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird says that in light of the recent ‘Stratcom’ allegations that have accompanied the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, there’s …

Rebranding fails to end ANN7 woes

24-04-2018

Business Day, 24 April 2018, Bekezela Phakathi The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa have called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) not to grant …

Lobby groups want Icasa to turn down Gupta-linked ...

18-04-2018

Business Day, 18 APRIL 2018, Bekezela Phakathi The SOS Coalition: Support Our Public Broadcaster and Media Monitoring Africa said it was important to highlight the recent scandals around Infinity Media. …

Oops! They’ve done it again… Sunday Times in ...

29-03-2018

The Media Online, 29 March 2018, Glenda Nevill “Staggering,” said Media Monitoring Africa’s executive director, William Bird. “If true it is clearly an egregious violation of the most basic ethics and …

Tuks lecturer queries why stories written by ...

28-03-2018

Pretoria News, 27 March 2018 Politics lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Sithembile Mbethe, has questioned why stories written by female journalists tended to feature more voices of men, while …